Water Treatment Operator

Job Locations US-KS-Topeka
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/24/2023 3:00 AM)
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Start out right with a wage of $23.97 or more per hour!  We offer immediate access to paid time off, eligibility to enroll in insurance within your first month and overtime opportunities to earn even more!


The faster you learn, the more you earn!  You’ll be provided with a clear and achievable path to quickly earn raises.

Futamura is committed to its employees and their families by offering one of the most competitive benefits packages in the market.  We can likely beat your current company on insurance premium costs, levels of coverage, out of pocket expenses and savings toward retirement. 


Medical Insurance

401K + Company Match

Dental Insurance

Flexible Spending Account

Vision Insurance

Prescription Benefits

Generous Paid Time Off

Company-Paid Disability Insurance


Company-Paid Life Insurance



This position works in our Water Treatment Department. Standard schedule includes rotating 12-hour shifts working 3 or 4 days per week.  Shifts rotate between nights and days every 28 days.

We make NatureFlex and Cellophane packaging films.  These are biodegradable and compostable products to help reduce plastic pollution around the world!  Since they are made from renewable wood pulp as a raw material, we essentially make transparent paper.  Check out the process here.

Compostable packaging is a rapidly expanding market.  As a result, Futamura is in the process of a major expansion to keep up with the growing demand for our products.    We are looking for good people with a drive for advancement to come join our team. 

The Futamura Group was established in Japan in 1950 and is now a global operation specializing in high added value packaging products. Our products are shipped around the world and are utilized by major brands and specialized markets. 





Our Water Treatment Operator operates and controls treatment plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for appropriate discharge under plant policies and regulations.
Primary Duties

  • Responsible for operation of the wells and the freshwater treatment systems
  • Analysis and control of boiler water and cooling tower water systems
  • Operation of the wastewater neutralization, settling, treatment and separation systems including sampling and analysis of final effluent
  • Operation of the centrifuge and land application via large tractor with spreader of excess biological sludge
  • Monitoring inventory levels and initiating reorder of various treatment chemicals and other power waste materials.
  • Receiving deliveries of Raw Materials used in the Power and Wastewater treatment area.
  • Monitor site integrity and security in outlying areas and other duties as required.


Applicants should possess the following qualifications:


  • Previous experience in Wastewater Treatment and/or Kansas Wastewater Operator Certification preferred.
  • Ability to work independently without continuous supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good Troubleshooting skills and the ability to think independently.
  • Mechanical ability to understand complex equipment and perform simple maintenance tasks.
  • Computer Skills – Experience in use and data entry in Spreadsheets, MS Outlook, and use of the Internet
  • Ability to drive a Manual gear shift vehicle.
  • Tailer backing skills needed.
  • Ability to interpret and understand policies, procedures, electrical schematics and relate them to others.
  • Demonstrated focus on safety and quality.


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